The Villanova Wildcats, once a lock to qualify for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, sit at +115 to even make the field of 68 at DraftKings entering Tuesday’s game against Butler.

The sad reality is that unless one of the other Big Five members wins a conference tournament, Villanova is the only hope to represent the area in the Big Dance.

Temple just won its second game in the American Athletic Conference on Sunday, St. Joe’s and La Salle are a combined 9-17 in the A-10, and Penn is on an eight-game Ivy League losing streak. Drexel is 10-4 in the CAA, but all four of its league losses have come away from the Daskalakis Athletic Center. You have to win on the road, or at least at a neutral venue, to get into the tournament. Drexel needs to win the conference tournament anyway because the CAA is a one-bid league.

Villanova resides in its current position because it hasn’t beaten any good teams since its upset of Creighton on December 20th.

Villanova built up a great nonconference resume with three victories at the Battle 4 Atlantis, but those wins look less great now because Texas Tech is an average Big 12 team and Memphis is in a free fall. The win over North Carolina is the only truly great win outside of the Big East.

So basically, Villanova is left playing in de-facto elimination games from here on out in the Big East.

ESPN’s Joe Lunardi put the Wildcats on the “Next Four Out” line in his Monday bracketology update. Butler comes into the Pavilion on the “Last Four In” line.

Villanova already won two head-to-head bubble battles with Providence and Seton Hall in February. The Friars and Pirates are still ahead of the ‘Cats on Lunardi’s projection, but there’s one head-to-head matchup left with both Providence (March 2) and Seton Hall (March 6) left for Villanova.

If you’re looking at this game on PA sportsbooks, some things to know:

Right now, Villanova is winning its games with defense. It earned its last three wins by holding teams under 55 points.

The over/under is stunningly set at 140.5 points for Tuesday night. Villanova is a six-point favorite.

Villanova is 14-11 to the under this season and four of their last five games have gone under. Butler isn’t exactly painting offensive masterpieces either. The Bulldogs hit the under three times and pushed on the total in their last four games.

Villanova is certainly worth the plus-money price to get into the NCAA tournament because of its upcoming schedule, but if you’re into single-game betting more, just take the under because neither team has a fantastic offense.